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Dragon Con

Labor day weekend in Atlanta, Ga

Dragon Con is a 4 day event starting the Friday of Labor Day Weekend. It's being hosted in Downtown Atlanta at the Hilton, Hyatt Regency & Hyatt Marquis. (very oh-la-la hotels). Growing up in Atlanta, and going to Dragon Con several times before, I'll tell any who plan on attending, ESPECIALLY out of towners.


you WILL find yourself in a parking lot. Downtown consists of almost entirely one-lane one-way streets, which usually end up as parking lots because everyone parks on the streets.
MARTA is good ---- the fee is $1.75, but starting july 1, you cannot pay in cash (stupid, yes?) so you have to buy a train/bus transit card, which is an additional $5....
retarded, i know, but that's Atlanta for ya...
you can find infor on MARTA and plan your trips around your hotels/homes here ---->

DragonCon is not just a comic's a fantasy - sci fi - RP - gaming - art - literature - movie - music fiasco.

Sadly, I didn't have the money to open a booth there this year, so wish my luck next year --- though several of my buds will in fact be there selling some art and poetry
and several others that are still planning. Also, they are not listed yet on the website yet, for some reason, but Jay, Grant & Steve from Sci-Fi's Ghost Hunter's (TAPS) are going to be there.

Sadly, I do not have pics from my past DragonCon adventures, though I wish I did.....they were such a hoot, but anyone who has pics or other things to add, please do, or feel free to add your name if your planning to attend ;)


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Dragon Con 2008!!

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2008-10-10 [Lothuriel]: Gosh I want to go to Dragon Con sooooo bad!! 

2010-02-24 [Mortified Penguin]: Anyone going to Dragon Con this year?

2010-02-28 [Lothuriel]: I wish. Gen Con maybe, can't afford Dragon Con.

2010-03-14 [Mordigen]: same here - i doubt I'll be able to go, I'm always scheduled to work that weekend typically and i usually dont have the extra money for it :(

2011-02-17 [Avoral]: All right, who's on for '11?
I haven't been since '07.

I get back from Iraq just in time.

2011-02-17 [Mortified Penguin]: LET'S DO THIS.

2011-02-17 [Mordigen]: if anyone has any photos, please feel free to donate them to the page. I haven't been in years myself, I always end up having to work labor day weekend, and miss the whole thing...

2011-02-17 [Avoral]: Put in for time off now, they should approve it.

2011-02-17 [Did you hear?]: i should be going this year yay!!

2011-02-17 [Avoral]: That's 4.
This time, let's designate a time and place (on the inside) we all meet up early on. Doesn't matter what we all do after, but there's always that time you're bored 2-3 days in and you see a familiar face from day one and bam, back to the whirling chaos you're there for--Meeting up early on, who knows, one of us could be that guy. (The term "guy", as presented herein, is intended to be gender-nonspecific.)

Unless anyone's got anything better or something's changed since I've been there (this is really just arbitrary), I say 7PM on the con's official day 1, ...
Downstairs at the Hyatt, entrance to the hallway where they host the panels? (Usually quiet there)

2011-02-17 [Mortified Penguin]: [nokaredes] is probably going to be there as well. And [Sagacious Turkey].

2011-02-17 [Avoral]: 6

2011-02-20 [Did you hear?]: sounds good to me, and [Gabriel_Deciel] should be with me as long as he can get away from ait.. and my sister but she doesnt have an et lol

2011-02-20 [Avoral]: 8.

When does he PCS out, and where's he stationed?
IET soldiers usually have a 3-day break for Labor Day weekend, and get released at 7PM the night before (at least I used to), so that's a plus; but on the downside he'd have to be back by 7PM for recall on day 3 and still he'd be limited to 50 miles off-post without a signed memo from his commander. There are no AIT camps I know of within 50 miles of Atlanta, so if he's not graduated or authorized, he's not supposed to be there at all, make sure he stays out of trouble so he's not that guy who goes out of bounds and has the ill fortune of getting locked up. AIT = stuck in a barracks for 5 months to a year = tendency to go crazy when freedom comes your way. Been there, done that, glad I'm still clean and my liver's still there.

2011-02-24 [Did you hear?]: his ait is in GA, and he will be there till oct. he will be at fort gorden i think.. nice ok who on here face booked me?

2011-02-25 [Avoral]: Ahahahahaha.
Hah, I was dead on. The only other place it could've been if he was thinking about the con was Benning, but he'd be done with all his training by then even if he had just started now.
Gordon's a miserable place. I've got a million crazy stories from that hellhole. But yeah, sounds like he's cutting it close.
I might have to get some current contact info from you on this guy unless he already knows what he's going to do. Only reason I'm so adamant is because I had some friends come out and they had a hell of a time.

That was me, btw.

2011-02-27 [Did you hear?]: i dont but into my husbands shit he does what he does and that is all up to him, he like basic from what i hear and even has a friend that is going to the same fort as him for ait.. so who the fuck knows..

2011-03-03 [Avoral]: Oh! You guys are married? That's a different story, I thought you were talking about a random single young friend of yours, not someone with attachments.
I'm talking as a single guy going through there, things are different with a wife and/or kids.

Ah well though, I just ADD'ed myself onto other subjects, in hindsight it was probably useless to have thought so deeply into that plan.

Of course Basic was a fun time, you shoot rifles and machine guns and beat each other up with sticks and jiujitsu and then you turn around and blow things up! What's not to love?
AIT's different tho, he's learning how to press buttons, fix outdated machines, and beat his head against a wall from dealing with his retarded superiors.

2011-03-04 [Did you hear?]: yeah we have a kid... he's 2 I am SO NOT taking him either!!!

xian had never shot a gun before basic lol sucks being so far away though

2011-03-05 [Avoral]: Take the toddler! You can introduce him to costumes and debauchery at an early age!

Haha. I'm sure he got a kick out of it, and no doubt got good at it over time. My forte was the grenade launchers. And could be worse, I had friends from Oregon and Cali over there, you can imagine how much they missed their significant others (and vice versa).

2011-03-07 [Did you hear?]: with me and xian being his parents i dont think we have to worrie about that..

yeah it sucks i got to talk to him yesterday and the day before..

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